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July 29, 2015

New Jersey Parents Will Receive Opt-Out Guidance From State Officials

Garden State lawmakers pass a resolution rather than a law to address how students are supervised once they choose to opt out of state testing.

July 21, 2015

Home-Schooling Oversight Policies Vary Greatly From State to State, Report Says

Regulations for home schoolers vary widely across the country, according to a report from the Education Commission of the States.

July 21, 2015

Court Upholds Parent-Trigger Petition at California School

Parents of students at Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim successfully challenged the school board's rejection of their petition seeking to convert the school into a charter.

July 20, 2015

Parent Checklist Flags Key Questions for Boosting Advocacy

The U.S. Department of Education and several organizations have released a checklist of questions for parents seeking to ensure their children are receiving a quality education.

July 15, 2015

Finding the Right Preschool a Matter of Public Policy, Private Enterprise

Public and privately funded web portals are under development to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.

July 10, 2015

New Report Urges Connecticut to Ensure Opportunities for Growing ELL Population

The policy paper from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Latino Endowment Fund documents the struggles and barriers the state's English-language learners encounter.

July 09, 2015

National PTA Names New President

Laura Bay, a former educator and a parent of three, will serve as president over 4 million PTA members for the next two years.

June 19, 2015

Foundation Hosts Parent-Engagement Advocates to Expand Efforts Nationally

The Eva Longoria Foundation hosts a meeting in Los Angeles to bring funders and practitioners together to increase the reach of parent-engagement strategies nationwide.

June 15, 2015

Could Parents Be Allies in Schools' Efforts to Build Growth Mindsets in Students?

New materials aim to teach parents about the research behind schools' growth mindset work.

June 12, 2015

Judge Will Hear Arguments in California Parent-Trigger Petition Trial

Parents in Anaheim, Calif., believe they have enough valid petition signatures to force school district officials to transform their children's elementary school into a charter.

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